I currently take Glucosamine pills daily to help with my joint pains. I'm always looking for alternative ways to take my daily dose, preferably by drinking it, since it seems to digest the best in that form. My wife saw an ad on TV for Elations product, a juice with Glucosamine. Their site (elations.com) has tons of "health" marketing images and text. They talk about "Health Professional Program", they show images of joggers, they sponsor the National Association of Baby Boomers Women, etc. I got the impression this was a health drink. Well it is a diet health drink, and I think that should be made more obvious on their homepage.
Their product contains Sucralose, just like every other diet drink out there. The same Sucralose that leaves that bad after taste in your mouth. Not to mention it is not the healthiest thing to have. From Wikipedia:
Concerns have been raised about the effect of sucralose on the thymus, an organ that is important to the immune system. After FDA approval, a study published in the Journal of Head and Face Pain reported sucralose as a possible trigger for migraine patients. The basis for concern about the safety of sucralose derives from the class of chemical to which it belongs.
The sucralose molecule is an organochloride (or chlorocarbon). Since some organochlorides are known to cause adverse health effects in extremely small concentrations, critics of sucralose feel the extra-high burden of proof is warranted. Just venting my frustrations! I'm tired of being baited into almost buying a "health" drink that is littered with a known toxic material. OK, that's my 3 cents. =)